Stacey and Stephen were married on May 4th, 2013 on the lawn overlooking the lake at The Arbor Events in Cleveland, NC .
The couple met at Elon University and they decided to use the love and experience of college to create the theme and decor for their wedding day. Maroon and Gold are the colors of Elon University and you will find those colors used throughout Stacey and Stephen's wedding. The bridesmaids' dresses, groomsmen's ties and the table cloths were all maroon and the flowers were yellow. Each of the guest tables were named after a different location at the University. What makes their theme even more adorable is how they used acorns throughout their reception hall and squirrels as their cake toppers since both are important symbols of Elon. They even designed their own sand ceremony that allowed their family and wedding party to participate. The couple chose to write their own vows to be able to share a more personal side of their relationship. Stacey said that her two favorite parts of the ceremony were watching Stephen's face as she walked down the aisle and watching him tear up as he read his vows to her.
This wedding really brings the family and guests into the ceremony more than your typical wedding. We just love having the family participate and all of the details this couple used to tie their wedding day into a place that means so much to them!
Stacey & Stephen's Amazing Vendors
Venue: The Arbor Events
Photographer: J. Darren Photography
Gown: Bridal Mart
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridal Mart/Dessy
Groom/Groomsmen Formalwear: Bridal Mart / Dessy
Cake: Buy Me Cake
Catering: Visions Catering
Flowers: Salisbury Flower Shop
Officiate: Phil Smith
Hair Services: Cori Brumbles
Wedding Coordinator: Lauren Lomax
Music/Entertainment/Lighting: A Bride's DJ
Favors: My Weddings Favors
Honeymoon/Travel Agency: Dreams Tulum/Best Day Travel